Talihina, Oklahoma

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Talihina (pronounced "tah-luh-HEE-nuh") is a town in Le Flore County, Oklahoma, United States, its name originating from two Choctaw words, tully and hena, meaning iron road. Iron road is reference to the railroad that the town was built around. It is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,211 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Talihina is located at 34°45′6″N 95°2′28″W / 34.75167°N 95.04111°W / 34.75167; -95.04111 (34.751602, -95.041207)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.2 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,211 people, 463 households, and 292 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,445.4 people per square mile (556.6/km²). There were 548 housing units at an average density of 654.1/sq mi (251.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 54.75% White, 1.07% African American, 37.16% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.17% from other races, and 6.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.16% of the population.

There were 463 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.8% were married couples living together, 16.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.21.

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